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Americans finish softball pool play undefeated

Haber hitting .750 with six doubles, 16 RBI during ISF Softball World Championships

Stanford grad Alissa Haber leads the world in hitting and the United States' women's national softball team is darn glad for it.

Haber added another hit and three more RBI to her already eye-popping offensive resume Tuesday in leading the Americans to a 9-0 victory over the Czech Republic in the final round of pool play at the ISF World Championships in Caracas, Venezuela.

Cardinal grads Jessica Mendoza and Lauren Lappin and Stanford junior Ashley Hansen also contributed to the Americans' offense.

The U.S. will likely play the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the tournament on Wednesday.

Haber's first-inning double cleared the bases and gave the U.S. a 3-0 lead. Jennie Finch added a three-run home run later in the inning.

Hansen, Mendoza and Lappin each added a hit. Mendoza also scored twice and drove in a run.

Haber has a .750 (12-for-16) batting average in her six games, with six doubles, seven runs scored and 16 RBI.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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